The Isle of North Uist

is in the centre of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.  The Outer Hebrides consist  of the Isles of Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, Beneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay.

North Uist is a landscape of fresh and salt water lochs bordered on its western side by miles of sandy beaches, and cultivated crofts. North Uist is very popular with walkers, bird watchers, motor homers and cyclists alike. On the west side of the island the road follows the machair, (the fertile coastal grassland bordering the sand dunes), whilst the eastern side is mainly water. This area is a fisherman’s and bird watchers paradise.

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. 2015-2016

Explore Outer Hebrides Guide with Maps. Click to download

The island is connected by causeway to Benbecula, Berneray and Baleshare. Lochmaddy is the main town and fishing port on the island and has a population of approximately 300 people.

North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy or by the smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeway to North Uist.

Click the links below for:

Isle of Lewis

Isle of Harris

Isle of South Uist

Isle of Benbecula

Isle of Barra

Besides the range of popular Western Isles websites, we have composed a range of other website for places of interest, ranging from the Isles of Mull and Iona to  further afield we have produced websites for InvernessHobart in Tasmania and Almaty in Kazakhstan.

Our current gallery exhibitor Pippa Gatty is based on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland. This beautiful illustrated atlas of the Western Islands was spotted last week by our keen-eyed cataloguer Ramona and is in desperate need of repair. If you'd like to sponsor this volume's restoration and receive a certificate of acknowledgement, either for yourself or as a gift, email quoting catalogue reference Um-9.

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I have not been able to find an easy way to access Scarista Beach using Google Maps/Google Earth. I heard it was easy but being that I am terrified of bees and ticks I really prefer not to walk through a machair. Is there a way to get to Scarista beach without walking through a lot of flowers and high grass? ... See MoreSee Less

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